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Boerner Botanical Gardens

4.0
4
206 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Zilli Hospitality Group welcomes you to Boerner Botanical Gardens to experience fine cuisine amid a spectacular natural setting. Introducing ZHG’s Sunday brunch on Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Christmas. The Garden Room’s floor-to-ceiling windows bring the beauty of this horticultural showplace right to your table every time of year. Also available for private event rentals. Stay tuned for upcoming Easter and Mother’s Day Special Brunch.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Comfort Food, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 9:30 am–2:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (414) 409-3959

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Catering

    All catering at the Gardens is performed exclusively by Zilli Hospitality Group.

  • Private party facilities

    Boerner Botanical Gardens is located just 15 minutes from downtown Milwaukee, with complementarity parking for more than 300 cars.Boerner features a wall of windows that provides a stunning view of the Gardens. Doors from Boerner lead to the Garden Terrace, an additional function area.

  • Private party contact

    Lori Reesman: (414) 525-5635

  • Neighborhood

    Hales Corners

  • Cross street

    Whitnall Park Drive

  • Parking details

    Complementarity parking for more than 300 cars.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 206 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.0
4 based on all time ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.7Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful. Food was plentiful and delicious. Decorations were lovely. Service was very good, attentive and prompt. We will definitely come again. The dessert table was especially nice, and everything was excellent.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food- great service!
  3. MB

    MaryB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Wonderful time for Mother's Day. Great food, great seat next to a window full of colorful tulips, and great service.
  4. MS

    MarilynS

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We enjoyed the majority of our brunch on Mather's Day. My only complaint is that it was quite congested in the entry area and a bit unclear as to where you were supposed to check in. The patron behind me asked if this was the line to check in, and I said that I hoped so because I had been waiting in it. I also heard other diners asking if this was the check-in line.
  5. TB

    TerryB

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    overall4food3service2ambience3
    Service was not great - staff seemed overwhelmed. Food was very good.
  6. K

    Kchicago

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding - wonderful food and drink selection. Can’t wait to go again next Mother’s Day!
  7. L

    Lisab

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Food and selection were very good. It's a really nice area and after eating you can walk in the gardens. It makes for a nice day.
  8. LB

    LaurieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The experience was amazing and a welcome treat for the mothers in our group. All the food was fresh and consistently cooked. Our server was helpful and kept our table clear. The setting was lovely and clean. We would come again. Also my grandson has a dairy allergy. The server wsa preparaed and directed us to to the diairy free option.
  9. l

    lindao

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    we where there for mother's day it was very good. great service from our waitress very infomative.. having the different station with foods was good much to choose from. the grardens where great to walk through. will be back for other events. thank you
  10. LH

    LinaH

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    I really love the Botanical Gardens, and my mom has always wanted to have brunch there on a special occasion so I took her for Mothers Day. While the food was good, some items were a bit underwhelming, particularly for the price. Generally I am willing to pay a higher price for quality food and service. While it wasn't poor in either of those categories, it was just not to the level we were expecting. A buffet style brunch was a bit chaotic and expensive. Some people may really love that atmosphere, it just wasn't for us.
  11. KJ

    KaraJ

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful Mother's Day brunch. Many food options and cute/petite desserts! What a lovely way to spend Mother's Day.
  12. BV

    BrandonV

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    Mothers day brunch, food was good, was hoping for a bit more selection. Some thing werent good, short ribs inparticular. Overall decent
  13. AL

    ALS12277

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2019

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    For the amount of money spent, the food was lack luster. Our reservation was at 2:30, but half the food was gone. The open bar was a nice touch, but the Bloody Mary bar was not monitored and people ate all the fix-ins while waiting for brunch. We checked in but we’re not marked as present and our wait was absurdly long. The food available was bland and not very enticing.
  14. MH

    MichaelH

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2019

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    There were NO carved meats. I've been here before and this was the worst experience I've had here. Going to give them the benefit of the doubt that it was just a bad day and poor planning.
  15. CZ

    CynthiaZ

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2019

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Well - the venue was great for a lovely Easter Sunday - and we had later reservations (2:30) and the food was disappointing. They had already ran out of ham. They were prompt about telling us and discounted the brunch for us. However, I tried to get another dish - that my husband had tried (salmon) and they ran out of that too. So I had salad for brunch. I think they were slammed for the holiday - so I may try again on just another weekend. Staff was kind and friendly.
  16. TH

    ThereseH

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2019

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    I suspect that patrons that were there earlier may of had a better experience as we were in last group. Buffet food wasn't in full supply across the board and other areas the food appeared as it had been out for too long. Coffee served was a bit lukewarm.
  17. j

    james

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2019

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    We arrived on time and were told they were running late, but were offered free bloody mary's to pass the short wait. Once seated we were immediately attended to by April, our server's assistant. April took care of our every need. She was outstanding. The atmosphere was pleasant and the room was flooded with sunlight from the large windows overlooking the gardens. The four or five food stations were well attended. The food was replenished continually and was very good. Every server and chef was pleasant and professional. Food variety was good, although in my opinion a little too much pork. Most people seem to love pork, but I avoid it. Overall it was a nice experience punctuated by the pleasant and helpful staff.
  18. JE

    JamesE

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were excellent. Very well run event.
  19. SS

    SusanS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2019

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    There was little variety in the food. Much of it was overcooked and dry. The desserts were very small. plain and unremarkable with respect to taste. We will not be returning again.
  20. T

    Terry

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was very good and large variety. Wait was minimal. Desserts could have been better choices. Not impressed with the desserts. We had a table for two and it seemed like we were tucked into any old corner where wait staff needed to be. Flowers on the tables and Easter bunny outside were a nice touch.
  21. KS

    KathleenS

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We like to take our children and grandchildren to brunch for Easter and Boerner is everyone’s favorite.
  22. h

    hate2cook

    Milwaukee

    369 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    369 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic brunch!
  24. PG

    PamelaG

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2019

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    Brunch was a disappointment compared to our experience 4 years ago
  25. C

    Char

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Very good service and food. We were seated almost immediately. Enjoyed the Bloody Mary bar.
  26. JS

    JaniceS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the Easter Brunch! Great Bloody Mary and Mimosa bar! And the food was delicious! Wait staff was very attentive too.
  27. AB

    AmberB

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great buffet for the price. Friendly staff, good drinks and didn't feel overcrowded!! Looking forward to other events here!!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2019

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    The food was cold and not very good. Very limited and odd selection of food. The service was good.
  29. NW

    NicoleW

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Well organized, with excellent food and service. Definitely recommend this venue and event to others.
  30. G

    Grandma

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2019

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Plain scamable eggs would be better for kids. Add a Kids food bar. Chicken thighs not good. Mash potatoes too thick. A hot fish not cold salmon.
  31. o

    outtoeat12

    Milwaukee

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Very good food!! A little pricey---especially for the kids!! My great granddaughters did not eat near $25.00 worth of food. Most kids under 10 just pick at their food and actually eat very little!! But overall we had a great time and enjoyed it all!!
  32. BM

    BethM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Father's day brunch was great with choices for the whole family. Quality choices and variety. Mimosas and Bloody Marys were a nice start. Chef made omlets, we're a favorite.
  33. AL

    AndrewL

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2018

    overall2food3service4ambience4
    My husband and I used to consider this the best brunch buffet for value in the city—great price, great quality. But they stopped doing it every Sunday and now only do it for special occasions. They’ve raised the price more than 30% (from about $27 a person) and the quality of food has dropped a little. The new quality would have been ok at the old price but at $40 a person it’s definitely not worth it.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Would not recommend this brunch at all. I’ve been to a few and the food is mediocre at best, often barely lukewarm. Cooks here leave a lot to be desired. Prices are outrageous. Will never be returning.
  35. GG

    GregG

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The variety of food was excellent and of high quality. The staff was friendly and attentive. The park setting and location are perfect.
  36. p

    paulm

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2018

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We were there for mother’s d brunch. Food was fantastic but the desert table was not very good. The price was a little high but it was worth it
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a very nice Mother’s Day brunch.
  38. KJ

    KaraJ

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was perfect for Mother's Day! The food was delightful and the staff was too. The little desserts that they had was the icing on the cake! Will definitely be back there next year!
  39. R

    Rachel

    Cancun

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time coming here for Mother’s Day brunch! Such a wonderful selection of delicious food. Not to mention the gardens are beautiful! We will be back for other occasions!
  40. MM

    MaryM

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food selection! Very organized! Complimentary drink! Affordable! Great service! Fantastic!!!

FAQs

Boerner Botanical Gardens offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (414) 409-3959.

Boerner Botanical Gardens is rated 4 stars by 206 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Whitnall Park Drive

  • Neighborhood

    Hales Corners

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 9:30 am–2:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Comfort Food, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Complementarity parking for more than 300 cars.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (414) 409-3959

  • Catering

    All catering at the Gardens is performed exclusively by Zilli Hospitality Group.

  • Private party facilities

    Boerner Botanical Gardens is located just 15 minutes from downtown Milwaukee, with complementarity parking for more than 300 cars.Boerner features a wall of windows that provides a stunning view of the Gardens. Doors from Boerner lead to the Garden Terrace, an additional function area.

  • Private party contact

    Lori Reesman: (414) 525-5635

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